I have studied "Limiting Government Excesses vs. A Virtuous Moral People" before, and again just now.
I am now even more committed to enforcing The Constitution, Bill of Rights. Yes, the Articles of Confederation 'grant', if you believe it is truly granted, rights than The Constitution itself. But as of now, it is The Constitution that is the Law of the Land. The flaw that I see is that most people do not defend and enforce it, thus why it is not 'considered' valid.
I DO agree that Liberty is within, granted by God, natural-born, whatever term one needs to reconcile. But without written documentation, something to reference, it will be near impossible, if not tremendously difficult to uphold human rights in a court of law. We humans are not perfect. Everybody has different beliefs and roads traveled. Even the person next door may not see eye to eye with me concerning right to bear arms, or my freedom to speak if they believe that I should keep my mouth shut if it opposes authority/politicians.
We are a nation of laws. If the Constitution is abolished, if we procede with Constitutional Convention, if we attempt to write up a new document, all that I see are "unintended consequences" which will NOT be in our favor. It is difficult enough trying to persuade red blooded Amercian citizens to understand and abide by the Bill of Rights. Do you believe that the masses, the powers that be, corrupt politicians, will ever promote or entertain a document which will outline complete and utter Liberty, Freedom, more power to The People?
What I outline can be directly related to Ten Commandments. There are some who believe that Ten Commandments serve no purpose. In fact many places have restricted it from even being posted. Does that mean that I should abandon Ten Commandments? The Golden Rule?
Ron Paul states the following in the above document:
* government is merely a reflection of an immoral society that rejected a moral government of constitutional limitations of power and love of freedom.
* Expect the rapidly expanding homeschooling movement to play a significant role in the revolutionary reforms needed to build a free society with Constitutional protections.
* Under the current circumstances the most we can hope to achieve in the political process is to use it as a podium to reach the people to alert them of the nature of the crisis and the importance of their need to assume responsibility for themselves, if it is liberty that they truly seek. Without this, a constitutionally protected free society is impossible.
* Most of the change, if it is to come, will not come from the politicians, but rather from individuals, family, friends, intellectual leaders and our religious institutions.
Ron Paul also insists that the Constitution be OPENED.
The Constitution was designed, power of the people, beginning with the individual. Short of unatainable utopia, people require guidelines, permitted by the people and then granted to the state, in order to coexist with one another. Complete anarchy...well, imo, as long as I and others are human on this earth, that is also what I refer to as unintended consequences.
As I have stated before, it is difficult enough for average people to embrace Liberty, let alone Bill of Rights. I use the Bill of Rights, the Ten Commandments, to try to reach the people that I converse with. Once the spark has been set, it is up to them to search their own hearts and minds to fully understand and embrace Liberty, Freedom, and live accordingly, even possibly by which you have outlined.
We are indeed in dangrous times. obama himself states that the Constitution is deeply flawed. The only flaw that I see is that people do not enforce it. For if they did, we would not be in the situation that we are in now. Imo, it may not be perfect, but like the Ten Commandments, it is as close as one can get on this imperfect world. And as with anything, it is not the Constitution that has failed us, it is the CORRUPT that can and will undermine anything if we do not hold them accountable.
2014 Liberty Candidate Thread: http://www.dailypaul.com/287246/2014-liberty-candidate-thread
2016 Potential Presidential Candidates: http://alturl.com/mt7tq
"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul
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